HotWorx™: Infrared Virtual Fitness Studio
Open 24 Hours
HotWorx™ newest franchise location opened in Colleyville June of this year. DFW Metro-plex locations are now open in Addison, Crowley, Dallas (Abrams/Skillman), Flower Mound, and Saginaw so look for a location coming near you soon. Many locations in 11 other states as well.
HWX CEO and creator Stephen P. Smith is a certified trainer, former body builder and arena football player. While on vacation with his business partner Nancy and other Fitness Enthusiasts and Industry Professional were discussing, what else, but their workouts, hot yoga and recovery. One of them jokingly mentioned how much saunas helped the body to heal, so maybe people should just do yoga in the sauna to save time. After due diligence, HotWorx™ was born.
How it Works (Worx)
HotWorx™ is a 24 hour infrared Fitness Studio with Virtual Instructors. When members join they are given an access door code. Members then book the sauna of their choice online through the HotWorx™ app. The app also allows members to track calories burned during their workout, accrue rewards, and compete with other members. The studio is staffed certain hours during the day. Check specific locations if you want to speak in person to an employee.
The HotWorx™ Studio has 10 workout areas. Nine Hot Infrared Sauna Rooms, each large enough for three people to workout at the same time. Choose from either Isometric or HIIT workouts. Isometrics are ISO, Yoga, Mat Pilates, Warrior, Core, or Buns. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workouts are Cycle or Row. Saunas have special bikes and rowing machines in them, heat resistant yoga mats are provided. The tenth area is a non heated open area for TRX and Free Weight Training. Bring your own towels and water, cubbies provided, vending machines on most properties.
Depending on which working out room you book, a virtual instructor (video) is played on a TV screen inside the sauna to motivate and guide you through your either 30-minute Isometric, or 15- minute HIIT session. Videos are changed every six months. Tryouts for Virtual Instructors contests are held once per year.
Temperature in the sauna can be set manually from the inside from 80 to 125 degrees. Infrared heat is radiant energy that travels in wavelengths on the invisible light spectrum. Benefits according to Colleyville franchise owner Angelique Gates are faster recovery time, cellulite reduction, stress relief, calorie burn, pain relief, detoxifying, lowers blood pressure, healthy skin, increase circulation, aids weight loss and increased metabolism. Less time is needed to warm up before working out. Some members come just to enjoy the saunas and relax.
Unlimited Sessions at One Location Only $59 per month
Unlimited Sessions ALL Locations Only $69 per month
Other packages available, call for details. (Refer 10 friends get one year free.)
Studio is nicely laid out and organized. Staff was friendly and helpful. Equipment, electronics and sauna was user friendly, well marked and easy to understand. Studio does sell special mats, water bottles and other products that are all high heat resistant. This is for hot workout lovers ONLY. First workout is free. Something new and very different, go try it!